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1985 Sam L. Morse Bristol Channel Cutter

US$ 89,000*
Interested in this boat? Tel: 954-398-5607
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A Special Boat

Year:
1985
Length:
28'
Engine/Fuel Type:
Single / diesel
Located In:
Belfast, ME
Hull Material:
Fiberglass
YW#:
50186-3685227
Current Price:
US$ 89,000 

HERE IS YOUR CHANCE TO FINALLY OWN A REAL SAM L MORSE FACTORY FINISHED BCC28 IN REALLY GOOD CONDITION. CURRENT OWNER DECIDED TO BUY A REALLY REALLY ALMOST NEW BCC28, SO ITCHEN IS NOW AVAILABLE ONCE AGAIN.

To those that have followed us in search of their dream, of owning their ultimate Bristol Channel Cutter you will be thrilled to know that this is an amazing BCC because of her people. In about 2003 there was a knock at the door and the cutest couple in the world were outside the door. Several hours later they had made an offer on the BCC Itchen. Now after some years of sailing their socks off, they will have to turn over the helm. It’s an amazing story! More to come…

Anyhow…you have likely been following the Sam L. Morse Bristol Channel Cutter for some time and we want to tell you it will never get better. The BCC is a boat we love. Having owned two of them we have in-depth knowledge for these little sailing masterpieces. We truly appreciate every aspect of their character and strengths; if it is in the beautiful Lyle Hess classic design or perhaps the Sam L. Morse construction. This is one boat that actually is everything that you have heard about and dreamed about from the sailing characteristics, simplicity, and sheer beauty. No wonder these BCCs have enjoyed extreme loyalty in their following. These boats go where all of the big boats go, as safely, as comfortably and with the same pride or even more than yachts costing several times as much; and you can sail this boat by yourself.

In fact a few years ago one of Itchen’s owners, who was an octogenarian together with his wife sailed her home from the Bahamas to Maine! He also made two  single-handed passages from Maine to the Bahamas.. He reported that the new AIS and SSB worked perfectly. Oh and the MARPA and the Cape Horn steering. And while he might seem a bit eccentric, very brave or… well he’s actually amazing. Itchen has made several passages from Maine to the Bahamas and has sailed straight from the Bahamas to Montauk in an offshore passage. I will tell you many people buy a BCC and not many go on to sail like mad. I like to think this is a boat that will actually sail you. She will take good care of you. In fact she will. Itchen is one of those BCCs that has been truly proven and sailed. She is not a prima donna, although she has been maintained with an attention to the demands of the sea. She is well found and you could sail away tomorrow if you want.

The time has come for Itchen to find a new owner who will love her and sail her. She is quite a boat. Several years ago she got the winter spa treatment in Maine to refinish all the exterior wood and it is still beautiful. More importantly she has just about all of the equipment you could need for real cruising. Itchen is equipped with all the goodies from radar and AIS to the SSB and Cape Horn steering system. After some seasonal passages to the Bahamas she was treated to a new full batten mainsail with three reefs. The full battens make a huge difference with and full mainsail taking her to about 12 knots of windspeed with the second reef at about 15 or 16 knots. It’s nice to have that third reef as an insurance policy. The boat is way faster than she looks and very sea kindly. The sail inventory includes a 100% roller reefing headsail with a foam luff so you can really roll it up and maintain good sail trim. There is also a high cut smaller headsail great for upwind work as well as three staysails including one with reef points for serious offshore work. She heaves to like a dream for a quiet ride in a storm.The new dodger and bimini have zip on rain shields that keeps the cockpit dry! This BCC is real. She’s ready, are you?

So to those that have always waited and dreamed about getting a new BCC, my suggestion to you is to save yourself enough money to cruise for a few years and just buy Itchen. She will soon be sold at her very realistic asking price. You will be getting the better part of a bargain in this case. Itchen will satisfy your hunger to own and sail a really great boat. Life is way too short for just dreaming it away.

Don’t wait! Call now.




David Walters Yachts, RogueWave Division located in Annapolis MD is your choice for bluewater boats! Buying or Selling... Reach Bernie Jakits at 443-742-1792 or bernie@davidwaltersyachts.com Licenced and Bonded in Maryland, Florida & California

Reach Bernie Jakits and the RogueWave Division at 443-742-1792 or bernie@davidwaltersyachts.com

RogueWave Yacht Sales has merged with David Walters Yachts! The RogueWave Division in Annapolis MD remains Your Choice for Blue Water Boats.  Annapolis MD is the best place in the world to buy or sell a boat! We take great pride in helping our clients get into the right boat! Call us to discuss your sailing vision! We are always interested in marketing your high quality blue water capable boat!

Email Bernie@davidwaltersyachts.com  or call anytime, 443-742-1792.

After selling over 165 BCC28s in the last 23 years, to delivering them from as far away as Thailand to Denmark and owning TWO of them at the same time, knowledge of them them, if its build, to sailing characteristics, to value and what it actually takes to understand them, is all gained not by a textbook of sorts, but actually living and doing it.

Email bernie@davidwaltersyachts.com  or call anytime, 443-742-1792. Your Bluewater Expert.

We don't inherit our planet from our ancestors...... We are borrowing it from our children.



Please contact Bernie Jakits at 1-443-742-1792

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